Towers in Italy to climb for a great view

Towers in Italy to climb for a …

Towers in Italy to climb for a great view There’s nothing quite like climbing bell towers or castles in Italy for a great view. And if the structures lean at an alarming angle or were…

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Family holiday to Italy: Tuscany, Umbria, Le Marche

Family holiday to Italy: Tuscany, Umbria, Le …

Over the last 20 years I’ve lived, worked and holidayed in the Italian regions of Tuscany, Umbria and Le Marche. As people often ask me about family holidays to Italy, I’ve put together this sample…

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Review: L’Approdo delle Sirene in Syracuse, Sicily

Review: L’Approdo delle Sirene in Syracuse, …

The first stop on our spring 2017 trip through eastern Sicily was Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian), in the south east of the island. I wanted to give my boys a perfect introduction to Sicily and my…

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The best beaches in Sicily to visit with kids

The best beaches in Sicily to visit …

The best beaches in Sicily to visit with kids If you’re visiting Sicily with kids, no doubt you’ll be spending a fair bit of time at the beach. As with many Mediterranean islands, the beaches…

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Things to do in Umbria with kids

Things to do in Umbria with kids

Things to do in Umbria with kids To many, Umbria in central Italy is a perfect holiday destination, brimming with natural beauty, incredible culture and superb cuisine. But can you visit Umbria with kids? Well,…

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An Italian beach holiday in Grottammare

An Italian beach holiday in Grottammare

An angry man strides towards us, he’s wearing swimming trunks and a T-shirt, I’m unsure of his place in the hierarchy of the beach but he gives off an air of authority. He castigates us…

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Off the beaten track holidays in Europe for families

Off the beaten track holidays in Europe …

When you have children, it’s very tempting to stick to the same family-friendly holiday destination each year. There’s something reassuring, when you’re parting with lots of hard earned money, to return to the same child-friendly…

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Easter family holiday ideas in Europe

Easter family holiday ideas in Europe

Easter is a great time of year to take a family holiday in southern Europe. It’s generally warm enough for playing at the beach (and even a quick dip in the sea) but cool enough…

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